Standard, face-to-face consultations start at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes (40 minutes plus a 5-minute revision plan). Consultations are one-on-one appointments that focus on a single, or at most two, assignment(s) or document(s). Any writer with an active USF U# (student, faculty, or staff) can schedule a face-to-face consultation. Log in to Accudemia to schedule an appointment or call our front desk at 813-974-8293.
Drop-In takes place from 2 PM to 4 PM every day we are open, on a first come first served basis. Up to two writers at a time may come in for up to 30 minutes at a time, and drop-in sessions begin at the top of each hour and half-hour (at 2, 2:30, 3 & 3:30 respectively).
During these appointments, students work on their writing independently and may ask the supervising consultant specific questions about their projects. Drop-In is good for writers who just have one or two quick questions about their project. To participate in Drop-In, all writers need to do is check in with the front desk. Drop-In tends to fill up on Fridays and Sundays in particular, so writers are advised to come early.
Online appointments follow the same structure as Standard consultations, but are held via Blackboard Collaborate Ultra in the Writing Studio's Canvas course: Writing Studio Online. To schedule an online appointment please call our front desk at (813) 974-8293.
Expectations for Online Consultations
- Writers scheduling online consultations for the FIRST TIME must do so at least 24 hours in advance. If an online consultation is scheduled for the first time without at least a 24-hour lead time, the appointment may be subject to cancellation.
- Writers must have reliable access to the Internet.
iSessions are similar to standard consultations but are iPad enhanced. iSessions use the iOS application Notability, and offer audio recordings of the session as well as a digital document of any notes from the session that can be emailed to the writer. Before the session, email your document(s) (if any) to email@example.com.
If you have access to Notability (available on any Apple device, including laptops, iPads, iPhones, and iPods), you can view the document in real-time. iSessions can be scheduled in advance, but any consultant that is a designated iSessions consultant automatically conducts iSessions.